Changing of the Guard semi-private walking tour
Activities

Changing of the Guard semi-private walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Discover the history behind famous London landmarks
  • Enjoy a 2 hour guided walk in a small group
What to expect

On this two hour semi-private tour, you and up to eight guests will discover together the typical London phenomenon of the Changing of the Guard in a way that few other tourists ever will. Expect to nab a few amazing photos along the route!

You'll begin at iconic Trafalgar Square where you'll discover the history of the regiments before making your way to the Horse Guards Palace where the Calvary on Guard includes more than a few impressive steeds that take part in the ceremony.

Head up the Duke of York Steps, near the monumental Admiralty Arch before learning about various monarchs like George VI and Elizabeth in front of their statues. Stroll the Mall to St. James Palace, but be mindful to arrive on time to witness the inspection of the soldiers.

You’ll then follow your guide and the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and watch the entire spectacle unfold before your eyes, without getting lost in the crowds. Follow the now-off-duty troops to the Wellington Barracks to end the tour, and continue your London adventures knowing that you have participated fully in one of the world’s most famous rituals.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • 2 hour guided semi-private walking tour
    • Changing of the guard ceremony
    What's not included
    • Food and beverages
    • Optional gratuities
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-9 years)
    • Youths (10-17 years)

    Where

    National Gallery, London

    Meeting point:

    Meet by the Red telephone booth by the Sainsbury Wing entrance of the National Gallery.

    What to remember
    • Changing the Guard can sometimes be canceled, especially in wet weather. The decision to cancel can be made by the Captain of the Guard sometimes as late as 10.45am on the day
    • Schedules can and do change from time to time, sometimes without notice, meaning the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace cannot be guaranteed
    • A minimum of 2 people is required for each option
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    When
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
    • Departs at 9.30am
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    Provider
    Babylon Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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